The popular books authored by renowned celebrities

The popular books authored by renowned celebrities

Updated on September 02, 2022 16:01 PM by Sally Harbor

Our favorite celebrities are almost always in the spotlight, and with social media, we feel more connected to them than ever. We can peek into their everyday lives and see what they’re like when the cameras are turned off. While social media is a great way to get to know the actors and athletes we admire, often, they get even more personal in their memoirs and autobiographies.

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So we have gathered some of your favorite celebrity books and summarized the best takeaways from each so that you can go ahead and choose the genres you like according to your mood. 

I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons - Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart is a popular and well-known comedian and actor who has produced several stand-up specials and played roles in large Hollywood films such as The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Get Hard. He has established himself as a household name today, but like many other comedians, it was not easy for him to reach the position. 

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It took many years and endless amounts of hard work for him to reach the stage he is at today. He did shows at small comedy clubs and competitions to develop his comedic style, using trial and error to grow into one of the biggest names in Hollywood.

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This book marks his literary debut, and through it, he takes the readers through his life story and the challenges he has overcome to get to where he is today. He discusses how to stand up for yourself, how you must take life’s hardest lessons as an opportunity to grow, and lastly, when things go wrong, learn to laugh at them instead of cry.

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The Longevity Book - Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz has now retired from the acting world, but she first entered the Hollywood world in 1994 with The Mask alongside Jim Carrey. She quickly rose to fame with her acting resume and received roles in well-known films such as There’s something about Mary and the 2000 remake of Charlie’s Angels. After a successful career ning more than two decades, Cameron chose to retire from acting in 2016.

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After her first book, The Body Book became a New York Times Bestseller, Cameron Diaz published The Longevity Book as a guide that looks at the science of aging, the biology of strength, and the privilege of time. She takes on the somewhat taboo subject of the aging female body, using scientific research to discuss how and why we age, offering helpful tips for maintaining optimal health and how we can enjoy all stages of life. 

Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year -Demi Lovato 

One of the biggest modern stars to have come from the Disney Channel, Demi Lovato, came out to be a talented actress and singer who has been in the spotlight since 2007. She has, from time to time, used her celebrity status for good, and she also serves as an advocate for mental health. She was even named the official ambassador for mental health by Global Citizen in 2017, in addition to being given the Artistic Award for Courage by the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA.

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The singer has always been open about her personal struggles with mental health and substance addiction, and Staying Strong:365 Days a Year is a testament to how well she understands the process of self-reflection. This book features daily affirmations and words of inspiration from Demi herself, encouraging readers to recognize their self-worth.

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Becoming - Michelle Obama 

Michelle Obama has become a household name since she became the first lady. Whether you love Michelle for being an advocate for women and girls around the world, or you envy her for her impressive arms, she is someone that millions look up to. Even after their time in the White House, the 44th First Lady still uses her voice to make a difference and hopes that she inspires others to chase their dreams and become whatever they aspire to be.


In the book Becoming, Michelle opens up her world to readers and invites them to learn about the experiences that have shaped her into who she is today. She offers an intimate look into both her public and private life, beginning with her childhood in southside Chicago all the way to the White House. Many believe they understand the life story of public figures since they are in the spotlight so often, but the book shares a first hand experience.

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Shoe Dog - Phil Knight 

Mostly known as “Uncle Phil”, Phil Knight Is the founder of the popular shoe brand Nike. He is also a  legend in the sporting goods world not only for his business prowess, which has made him one of the wealthiest people in the world, but he is also known for his philanthropic donations. He has donated more than $2 billion dollars to various organizations and schools in Oregon. 

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In his autobiography Shoe Dog, the entrepreneur shares his life story after shying away from the spotlight for so long. His candid account of his entrepreneurial journey shows readers that the path to business success isn’t always clear or easy. Before the Nike swoosh became one of the most recognizable logos in the world, Phil was fearful his venture would end in failure. Shoe Dog is a refreshing reminder that success comes with making mistakes and sacrifices.

The Mamba Mentality: How I Play - Kobe Bryant

Whether you’re a basketball fan or not, you know the name Kobe Bryant. The legendary NBA player spent all 20 years of his professional career with the Los Angeles Lakers, where he won five championships. Kobe had many other impressive milestones, including being the youngest player to reach 30,000 points and winning two Olympic gold medals with Team USA.

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He was given the nickname“The Black Mamba,” and he published the book The Mamba Mentality in 2018 as a reflection of his illustrious career. It teaches us what it takes to be successful. He was always well-known in the basketball community for his attention to detail, thorough game preparation and extreme competitiveness, and Kobe’s book invites fans to take an in-depth look at his process.

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